Join the Circular Economy in Michigan

The Michigan Materials Marketplace connects businesses to develop and scale new reuse and recycling market opportunities.

manufacturers: find new solutions for challenging waste and by-product materials

recyclers: amplify the good work you’re already doing, find new customers and new buyers


entrepreneurs: find suitable materials and innovate to build new reuse and recycling businesses


The Michigan Materials Marketplace aims to create a collaborative network of businesses, organizations and entrepreneurs where one organization’s hard-to-recycle waste and by-products becomes another organization’s raw material.

In addition to diverting waste from landfills, these recovery activities generate significant cost savings, energy savings, and create new jobs and business opportunities.

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Business Led

The Materials Marketplace gives manufacturers practical ways to save money, improve supply chain resilience and generate value through reusable materials. Over 1,500 businesses - large and small - are using the Materials Marketplace across the United States.


Technology Enabled

The Marketplace incorporates a secure, cloud-based, multi-sided platform for finding, qualifying and transacting materials reuse opportunities. And it works on all your devices.


Actively Facilitated

Marketplace activity is monitored, and reuse opportunities are identified and pushed to qualified companies as recommendations. If parties involved need assistance or an opportunity stalls, the platform is there to step in and facilitate movement.


Easy to Engage & Built to Sustain

Participation is free and open to any company or organization in Michigan to join. Creating an account only takes a few minutes, and you can add material listings immediately after.

Economic and Environmental Impact

The Michigan Materials Marketplace program breaks down barriers to cross-industry collaboration and helps companies identify opportunities to minimize waste, find new customers, and drive high-value business relationships.


The Materials Marketplace creates measurable economic, greenhouse gas, environmental and social impact.


Benefit from significant economic savings by sourcing cheaper feedstocks from industrial by-products and recycled materials, as well as reduce landfill disposal fees.


In addition to GHG reductions, the Materials Marketplace can create additional positive environmental impacts through better and more efficient use of materials.


Material production and use comprises 42 percent of system-wide GHG emissions in the U.S. Materials reuse is a proven strategy to reduce your company's carbon footprint.


Globally, the circular economy is a trillion dollar opportunity, with the potential to create 100,000 new jobs by 2019. The marketplace can help stimulate this job growth in Michigan.

Who’s Involved

A number of large and small businesses, organizations and state/local government agencies are engaged in the Michigan Materials Marketplace today. See below for a quick look at some of our participants.



ACI Plastics Inc.

Acton Services

Anew Life Prosthetics and Orthotics, llc

Arts Advocate

Atlas Roofing

Battery Solutions

BELFOR Property Restoration

Bell's Brewery


Clean Planet Recycling

Cobo Center

College for Creative Studies

Cooper Hayes LLC

Dart Container


Environmental Resources Management

Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc.

General Motors

GLR Solutions

 Goodwill West Michigan

Goodwill's Green Works

Granger Waste Services

Ground Effects

Habitat for Humanity of Michigan

 Hilite International

Industrial Resin Recycling

J&G Pallets and Trucking

JQM Assembly


L&L Products Inc.

Lacks Enterprises Inc

LG Chem Michigan-TC

LTU Collaboratory

Marathon Petroleum Company

MEDC - Pure Michigan Business Connect

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Michigan State University


Norm Tech LLC

Northern Industrial Manufacturing


Premiere Packaging, Inc.

Quetarshe Textiles Design Studio



Schupan Recycling


Sustainable Development Solutions

Sustainable Research Group

TH Plastic, Inc.

The Right Place, Inc.


United Abrasive, Inc.

University of Michigan



Walker-Miller Energy Services

Waste Management

How it works and how to join

The Materials Marketplace enables participants to easily share details on materials available or desired, identify reuse opportunities, and exchange underutilized materials. Over 2,000 companies - large and small - academic institutions, non-profits and entrepreneurs are using the Materials Marketplace around the world.  


Get in touch with someone on our project team using the button below.

Participation is open to any company or organization in or near Michigan that wants to explore new opportunities to transform waste materials into new products, or secure recycled material streams to reduce use of virgin feedstocks.


Drive value for your business


Reduce Your Carbon Footprint


create Positive Environmental Impact


Drive job growth in Michigan